Ordinary Level results out

HARARE - The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has released results of the November 2013 Ordinary Level examinations.

In a statement yesterday, Zimsec director Esau Nhandara said the results had since been dispatched to Zimsec regional offices countrywide.

“Zimsec is notifying the nation that the Zimsec 2013 Ordinary Level results have been released and that candidates should collect their results from their respective centres starting Wednesday, 12 January 2014,” said Nhandara.

He said the total number of candidates who sat for five subjects and above was 173 856 out of which 36 031 passed five subjects and above.

Nhandara said this represented an overall pass rate of 20,72 percent which is an improvement of 2,32 percent from the 2012 figure of 18,4 percent.

He added that Religious Studies was the most passed subject with a 59,71 percent pass rate followed by Ndebele (59, 66) ,History( 50)  and Accounts (41,9).

Lazarus Dokora, the minister of Primary and Secondary Education thanked Zimsec for releasing the results on time.

Dokora however, said owing to Geography and Integrated Science examinations leakage involving a school in Midlands province, the results of up to 680 candidates had been withheld to allow investigations to take place.

“Following the case of a Manunure teacher who was involved in the alleged leak of question papers, the results of candidates from Marathon Academy, Mbizo, Manunure, Amaveni, Globe and Phoenix, Kwekwe, Mambo Zesa Munyati, and Chituripasi schools, have been withheld”, Dokora said.

Comments (6)

Just to correct the editor, the results can collected on Wednesday , 12 Feb 2014 not last month

Nansi - 12 February 2014

Just to correct the editor, the results can be collected on Wednesday , 12 Feb 2014 not last month

Nansi - 12 February 2014

Honestly speaking 20.72% overall pass rate is pathetic, what happened to the Zim education system.

Dofo - 12 February 2014


shaddy - 12 February 2014

The results are a true reflection of a country gone to the dogs. What else would one expect when teachers are underpaid, and every term begins with threats of a strike. Future generations are being compromised and no one from government to parents seems to care.

Will - 13 February 2014

The results are a true reflection of the system. Is it not that even if you get 9,9,9,9 in Grade 7 you go to secondary school, and what do you expect from such kids. During the colonial days such would be send to F2 schools where they would do "pyschomotor" subjuects and you find these people in turn would be good manufacturer, good motor mechanic, disciplined constables who take no bribes, good carpenters who can start their own carpentry factory, but we said everybody should go through to O'levels so you have to expect these results. It is quite a good percentage if you become holistic in thinking.

maita - 13 February 2014

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